Zolotaryov, Vasily Andreyevich
- Lyudmila Kovnatskaya
(b Taganrog, 24 Feb/March 7, 1872 (?1873); d Moscow, May 25, 1964). Russian composer and teacher. He was the son of an employee from the Taganrog Tobacco Factory. In Rostov-on-Don in 1883 he was elected by the commission for the Court Cappella Choristers to sing in the boys’ choir. He studied with Balakirev and Lyadov at the court chapel in St Petersburg, where his gifts as a composer became apparent (under the influence of Balakirev, with whom he studied composition from 1883 to 1887, he wrote a symphony, completed 70 years later in 1962; he dedicated it to the memory of Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov). He continued his musical education with Rimsky-Korsakov at the St Petersburg Conservatory (1898–1900), where he won the Rubinstein Prize for his cantata Ray i Peri (‘Paradise and Peri’), which was presented as his graduation work. In 1902 he wrote his ...